Job Description

Portage Missionary Baptist Church (Southern Baptist Convention) of Portage, Indiana is prayerfully seeking to fill the position of Senior Pastor. We are a stable church, with an approximate attendance of 80 in worship, ( pre covid-1) which has experienced 7 years of slow, but steady growth. Portage is a community of approximately 37,000 located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan and less than an hour from downtown Chicago. Portage remains a heavily industrial city, primarily driven by the Steel Industry. However, its economy has become more diverse over the last couple of decades.    

The successful candidate will have preferably 3 years of vocational ministry experience with an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited Bible College or Seminary. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate God’s Word through a solid, biblically based expositional style. The candidate should have an established record of “making disciples” and have the capability to lead the church in deeper discipleship and evangelism. The candidate should possess a shepherd’s heart, providing pastoral care and relational investment for the membership. In addition, he should be able to provide administrative leadership and organizational structure in all areas of church life.

Further Requirements:

⁃                     Meets the biblical requirements for pastors (1 Timothy 3:1-7; 2 Timothy 2; Titus 1:5-9)

⁃                     Capability to lead PMBC to be on mission and to have greater gospel impact in its

           community and beyond.

⁃                     Able to lead the church in greater community engagement in Porter County and

           Northwest Indiana.

⁃                    A Visionary leader with the ability to discover/develop/ and implement a new

 vision for PMBC and develop a strategy to carry it out.

⁃                     A Team Player willing to work collaboratively with the PMBC Leadership Team.

⁃                     Ability to engage in multi-generational ministry

⁃                     Be in agreement with pastoring a Southern Baptist Church and affirming the 2000  

           Southern Baptist Faith and Message: 

Position Filled
Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Some college

Date Posted
1 year ago
Westville, Indiana

Baptist: SBC

Church Size
0-75 people